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AP 101—ApologeticsCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as well as present evidences that support the authenticity of the Christian faith.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Apologetics

AP 102—Advanced EvangelismCredit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of PT 111. Building upon the introductory knowledge gained in Personal Evangelism, students are taught how to share the Gospel with those from a more difficult background. Concentration is also placed on how to organize a local church soulwinning program effectively. This course can be substituted for YM 113 Event Evangelism.

AP 201—Comparative ReligionsCredit Hours: 2

This course surveys the basic teaching and forms of Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Islam. Special emphasis will be given to methods of witnessing and winning to Christ those who are bound in these religious systems.

Major: Missions Major
Minor: Apologetics

AP 202—Modern Day CultsCredit Hours: 2

This course offers a study of modern day cults in light of biblical Christianity. The history and doctrines of the major cults will be studied. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an irrefutable biblical response to all false teachings. Special emphasis will be given to methods of witnessing to members of the major cults.

Minor: Apologetics

AP 301—Science and FaithCredit Hours: 2

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both the Bible and science. Furthermore, this course will demonstrate that there is no need for compromise in order to make the Bible fit modern "scientific" discoveries. The student will be taught that true science will always validate God's word.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Missions Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Apologetics

AP 302—History of the English BibleCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the Bible version issue. The origins of the various texts, the methods and men used in translating the King James Version, and the weakness of new Bible translations will be examined, giving students a firm understanding of and unshakeable confidence in the KJV.

Minor: Missions

AP 313—Introduction to PhilosophyCredit Hours: 2

This course will introduce students to the basics of philosophy. Students will also be introduced to the writings of Western philosophers within the context of learning how to defend the Christian faith.

Minor: Apologetics

AP 401—Contemporary TheologyCredit Hours: 3

This course provides a look at the various positions today, from fundamentalism to modernism. Special emphasis will be given to the challenges facing fundamentalism. The course will also examine the expanding influence of the charismatic movement, its push toward ecumenicalism, and the eventual one-world church.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Pastoral Theology Major
Minor: Apologetics

AP 402—Biblical EthicsCredit Hours: 2

This course looks at what the Bible says regarding ethical issues in society and ministry today, as well as proper manners and etiquette. The student will be required to evaluate the teachings of Scripture with a look at various methods of ministry. Special emphasis will be placed on the character and ethical responsibilities toward church leadership, members, politics, society, and other churches.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Secretarial Major, Elementary Education Major
Minor: Apologetics

AP 403—LogicCredit Hours: 2

This course equips students to discern between good and bad arguments. Several major systems of logic will be studied, including categorical, truth-functional, and informal.

Minor: Apologetics

BI 101—Old Testament SurveyCredit Hours: 3

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, purpose, and major characters of each book. The student will develop a broad outline of each book. Passages of particular doctrinal significance will be examined and discussed.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Get Ahead

BI 102—New Testament SurveyCredit Hours: 3

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on authorship, date, and purpose of each book. The student will develop a broad outline for each book. The course will examine the background and content of each book.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Get Ahead

BI 112—Women of the BibleCredit Hours: 3

Women of the Bible is a survey course focusing on the prominent and not-so-prominent women in Scripture. By looking to the women of the Bible, the students can deepen their understanding of Scripture, experience more of God's love, recognize His relentless jealousy, and discover His creative ability to bring good out of the most difficult circumstances.

BI 120—Old Testament Historical BooksCredit Hours: 2

This course is designed to give students a greater understanding and appreciation of the history of Israel as revealed in the twelve historical books of the Old Testament (Joshua-Esther). Students will learn about significant events, places, and people in Old Testament history and understand its implications for Christians and the local New Testament Church today.

BI 201—Life of ChristCredit Hours: 3

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major chronological periods in the life of our Lord. The Lord's life and teachings will be examined with special emphasis on the crucifixion week.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major
Minor: Get Ahead

BI 203—Ezra and NehemiahCredit Hours: 2

The restoration through these individuals was scheduled on a prophetic timetable by a gracious God who, in the forthcoming captivity period, would be calling out of the communities of Jewish exiles in Babylon a remnant of believers whom He could bring back to the Promised Land. In this study, God superintends the work of renovating and rededicating of lives to His service.

BI 211—ActsCredit Hours: 2

This course covers a history of the early church and the spread of the Gospel. The book will be outlined as the Great Commission is fulfilled in the first century. The course will look at the development of Christianity and its doctrines.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Music Education Major, Church Music Major

BI 212—RomansCredit Hours: 2

This course will be an expository study of both the book as well as its applications to the doctrines of the Christian life. Students will be given a general outline of the important doctrinal passages that will be discussed.

Major: Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

BI 220—Pauline EpistlesCredit Hours: 3

This course will be an expository study of Paul's epistles to Corinth, Galatia, and Thessalonica.

Major: Missions Major

BI 221—Prison EpistlesCredit Hours: 2

This course will be an expository study of Paul's epistles recorded during his first imprisonment, including Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.

BI 222—Pastoral EpistlesCredit Hours: 2

This course will be an in-depth study of First Timothy, Second Timothy, and Titus. Special emphasis will be given to Paul's instructions regarding the qualifications for leadership, church planting, and problem solving.

BI 231—Intro. to DispensationalismCredit Hours: 2

Dispensationalism is a theological system borne out of the literal, historical-grammatical interpretation. At its core, Dispensationalism understands that there is a distinction between Israel and the Church and understands the purpose of God in this earth to be doxological. This class will investigate the theological framework of this system, explaining its origins, and its developments. Additionally, it will present a case for declaring this system the most consistent hermeneutical tool in studying the Scriptures.

Major: Secretarial Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Office Administration Major, Elementary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

BI 234—Christ in the Old TestamentCredit Hours: 2

This course will teach how that Christ is pictured well before his appearance at Bethlehem. It will help us prove that Christ was God in the flesh.

BI 241—Ruth and EstherCredit Hours: 2

The biblical books of Ruth and Esther provide wonderful examples of God's sovereignty and offer encouragement for Christians to trust His goodness and provision. This course is designed to give a better understanding of who God is, as we study His presence and work in the stories of both Ruth and Esther. As we also learn from the individual characters in these books, we will discover their rare courage, commitment, and risk-taking love for God and His people.

BI 250—GenesisCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in the first book of the Bible. From the creation account of Genesis 1 through the death of Joseph in Genesis 50, the book of Genesis provides foundational theological insights and biblical principles from which students will glean applications and understanding for their personal spiritual journey with Christ. This study primarily focuses on observations of creation, the fall of man, Noah's flood, the foundation of God's covenant with Israel and the lives of the patriarchs.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major

BI 251—JobCredit Hours: 2

This course will be a historical and prophetical analysis of Job. The content of Job will be analyzed for its practical teaching on trials and God's sustaining grace.

BI 256—Exposition of IsaiahCredit Hours: 2

This course is an expository study of this very important prophetic book. The student will be shown the historical background and prophetic importance of the book.

BI 257—The Minor ProphetsCredit Hours: 2

This course will look at the last twelve books of the Old Testament, emphasizing their prophetic importance not only in history but also in those things yet to happen that will be significant to Israel and the Gentile nations.

BI 258—Old Testament JudgesCredit Hours: 2

This course studies the life and times of the men and women God allowed to lead His people during the days of the judges. Concentration is given to the principles for which these people were blessed of God and how these principles apply to Christians today.

BI 260—Poetical BooksCredit Hours: 2

This course will include a study of Hebrew poetry as found in Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. The course will include a careful study of the historical setting, authorship, and poetical structure. A special look at the Messianic elements will be taken.

BI 291—Methodical Bible StudiesCredit Hours: 2

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study methods. It will operate on the premise that the interpretation of Scripture is best understood by other Scripture. The student will learn a method to follow in the process of Bible study. The student will also be involved with hands-on projects applying each step in the process of Bible study.

Major: Church Ministries Major, Evangelism Major, Ministry Leadership and Administration Major, Missions Major, Office Administration Major, Pastoral Theology Major, Elementary Education Major, Secondary Education Major, Church Music Major, Music Education Major

BI 301—Writings of JohnCredit Hours: 2

This course will be a study of the life and writings of the Apostle John. John's unique perspective of the life and work of Jesus Christ will be analyzed. The three epistles of John will be looked at as they relate to the believer's fellowship, assurance, and love for the Lord.

BI 306—HebrewsCredit Hours: 2

This course will be a study of the background and basic interpretations of Hebrews. Special emphasis will be placed on the superiority of Christ's priesthood to the Old Testament institutions.

BI 312—The Book of DanielCredit Hours: 2

This course will cover the historical context and the prophetical outlook for this prophet. Special emphasis will be placed upon understanding the importance of Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks in Daniel 9.

BI 313—The Book of RevelationCredit Hours: 2

This course will study the book of Revelation from a futuristic pre-tribulation, pre-millennial position. A careful analysis will be made to show the effect Bible prophecy has on Israel, the church, and the lost. While focusing on the New Testament book of Revelation it will connect the prophecies of Revelation to prophecies concerning the end times found in several Old Testament books such as Ezekiel and Daniel.

BI 321—The Book of JoshuaCredit Hours: 2

This course is the "Book of New Beginnings" for the people of God. Students will examine the "Person who Leads" from the wilderness to the wonderful, the "Promise of Land" through belief and battles, and the "Partaking of Life" the abundant life of "Rest."

BI 357—Major ProphetsCredit Hours: 2

This course will examine the life of the four Major Prophets of the Old Testament: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Daniel. A biographical sketch will be constructed from the Word of God regarding each of the Major Prophets and their writings. The ministry and message of each prophet will be examined. Biblical principles and applications will be presented.

BI 379—James, 1 & 2 Peter, and JudeCredit Hours: 2

This course studies the letters of James, Peter and Jude. Special emphasis is given to the application of these general epistles to our day.

BI 465—Tabernacles, Feasts, and OfferingsCredit Hours: 2

This class is designed to give the student an understanding of the Levitical system and to see how the seven major feasts and the tabernacle all point to Jesus Christ. The student will also notice how the sacrificial offerings of the Levitical system all prefigure the work of Christ as well.

BI 497—Theology of IsaiahCredit Hours: 3

This course is a systematic theological course taken directly from Isaiah's writings.

BI 542—ProverbsCredit Hours: 3

This book is studied from a thematic approach. The practical advice given to the reader on subjects such as wisdom, parenting, discipline, laziness, finances, and relationships with people in spiritual and secular areas are all developed and studied.

MBI 501—Old Testament IntroductionCredit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of the canon, text, inspiration, and interpretive data key to understanding the Old Testament. Detail will be given to the authorship, date, theme, liberal criticism, secular background, and historical background of Old Testament Scriptures.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies

MBI 502—New Testament IntroductionCredit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of the canon, text, inspiration, and interpretive data key to understanding the New Testament. Detail will be given to the authorship, date, theme, liberal criticism, secular background, and historical background of New Testament Scriptures.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies

MBI 503—Advanced HermeneuticsCredit Hours: 3

This course builds upon information gleaned either through observation, experience, or an undergraduate Bible Study Methods class. In this class, students will learn how the NT writers used the OT, and students will understand how Dispensationalism and Reformed Theology play a part in exegesis. Students will uncover common exegetical fallacies and how to use today's technology in light of Bible study.

Major: Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Christian Education